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Re: CSS validator stricter than XML validator

From: Bertilo Wennergren <bertilow@bertilo.se.fm>
Date: Tue, 15 May 2001 21:36:31 +0200
Message-ID: <001f01c0dd77$829937e0$0c50800a@Standard>
To: <www-validator@w3.org>
Philippe Le Hegaret:

> The following sentence in the same section is misleading:
> [[
>  It is also a fatal error if an XML entity contains no encoding declaration
> and its content is not legal UTF-8 or UTF-16.
> ]]
> 
> and should read:
> 
> "Unless an encoding is determined by a higher-level protocol, it is also a fatal
> error if an XML entity contains no encoding declaration and its content is not
> legal UTF-8 or UTF-16."

I truely hope that interpretation is correct, since that could ease 
a few compatibily issues with XHTML. As things stand now, I have to 
include an xml declaration (with encoding info) in those of my XHTML 
documents that are not in UTF-8. But that gives a few old browsers 
a head ache. Now, if the new interpretation holds, I just have to 
make sure the server sends out the correct charset info in the 
http header, and I'm home free. But will the validators go along?

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